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"The time has come to put major emphasis on the soil." i.e., change the underlying food, eating and drinking habits of humans to improve your own immune system! 2004 Isaiah Fidler, MD, Univ. of Texas


Nature's Anti-Cancer Nutrients:

Use nature's chemicals to fight disease and kill cancer cells.

Active Substance

Natural Source

Mechanism of Action

Action on Cancer Types


Turmeric Powder (Curcuma longa)

Antioxidant, anti-proliferation, anti-inflammation, anti-angiogenesis, immunomodulation

Skin, lung, oral cavity, head and neck, esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, small intestine, colon, bladder, prostate, mammary glands, lymphoma, cervix

Green Tea [polyphenols EGCG]

Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)

Antioxidant, anti-mutagen, anti-proliferation, anti-inflammation, anti-angiogenesis, immunomodulation

Skin, lung, oral cavity, head and neck, esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, small intestine, colon, bladder, prostate, mammary glands


Artichokes, broccoli, celery, cabbage, spinach, green pepper, pomegranate leaf, peppermint, tamarind, cauliflower

Anti-inflammation, anti-allergy, anti-proliferation, antioxidant

Ovaries, stomach liver, colon, breast, oral, adenocarcinoma esophagus, prostate, lung, nasopharynx, cervix, leukemia, skin, pancreas


Red wine, grapes (especially the skin), blackberries, peanuts, vines, pine nuts

Anti-oxidant, anti-proliferation, anti-angiogenesis, anti-inflammation

Ovaries, breast, prostate, liver, womb, leukemia, lung, stomach


Soy and soy products, red clover (Trifolium pretense), Sicilian pistachios (Pistachia vera)

Anti-oxidant, anti-proliferation, anti-angiogenesis, anti-inflammation

Prostate, breast, skin, colon, stomach, liver, ovaries, pancreas, esophagus, head and neck


Pomegranate, pomegranate juice, seeds, and seed oil

Antioxidant, anti-proliferation, anti-angiogenesis, anti-inflammation

Prostate, skin, breast, lung, colon, oral, leukemia


Tomatoes, guava, rosehips, watermelons, papayas, apricots, pink grapefruit; especially abundant in red tomatoes and products made from tomatoes

Antioxidant, anti-proliferation, anti-angiogenesis, anti-inflammation, immunomodulation

Prostate, lung, breast, stomach, liver, pancreas, colorectal cancer, head and neck, skin

Ellagic acid

Pomegrante juice, seed oil, various nuts, edible honeysuckle, strawberries,  berries

Antioxidant, anti-proliferation, anti-inflammation

Neuroblastoma, skin, pancreas, breast, prostate, colon, intestine, esophagus, bladder, mouth, leukemia, liver


Mangoes, olives, figs, strawberries, red grapes

Antioxidant, anti-mutagenesis, anti-inflammation, anti-proliferation

Skin, lung, leukemia, pancreas, prostate, colon, liver, head and neck

Betulinic acid

Widely found in the plant kingdom; mot prolific sources: birth tree, beartree, persimmon family and peony

Anti-inflammatory, apoptosis, immunomodulation

Skin, ovaries, colon, brain, renal-cell carcinoma, womb, prostate, leukemia, lung, breast, head and neck

Ginkgolide B

Ginkgo biloba

Antioxidant, anti-agiogenesis

Ovaries, breast, brain

Resource: "The Anti-Cancer Diet" (2010/Translation copy 2015). Author: David Khayat, MD. W.W. Norton & Company, New York / London. ISBN 978-0-393-08893-9.

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Click here for Cancer Research Institute CRI Statement on the immune system and cancer:

"Conquering cancer through immunology is a bold idea for which the time finally has come. After many decades of research, it has now been established that the immune system can eliminate cancer. In much the same way that it recognizes and destroys infectious agents or damaged cells, the immune system can detect and eliminate cancer cells before they are able to form tumors that can endanger the body. Cancer develops when the immune system either fails to recognize cancer cells as foreign, or the immune response to cancer is suppressed or outpaced before it is able to fully eliminate cancer cells, enabling them to grow into malignant and clinically detectable tumors."

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